The public administration reform coordinator, Dragan Ćuzulan, signed today in Sarajevo the contracts for implementation of the two reform projects: “Public Private Partnership (PPP)” and “Strengthening Capacities for Strategic Planning and Policy Development – Phase II (SPPD II)”.
The public administration reform coordinator signed the contracts for implementation of the projects with Emirom Đikićem, director of the company Djikic consulting services d.o.o. Sarajevo, representing the consortium Djikic consulting services d.o.o. Sarajevo and Lucid Linx d.o.o. Sarajevo (“Strengthening Capacities for Strategic Planning and Policy Development – Phase II (SPPD II)” and Altijana Softić, director of the company AMAX bmr d.o.o. Sarajevo, representing the consortium AMAX bmr d.o.o. Sarajevo, BIČAKČIĆ d.o.o. Sarajevo, PAGE d.o.o. East Sarajevo and NATIONAL CONSULTANT FOR PUBLIC PROCUREMENTS d.o.o. Sofia, Bulgaria (“Public Private Partnership”).
Objective of the project “Public Private Partnership” is establishment of the functional systems of the PPP in BiH in accordance with the European legislation, standards and best practices. Public private partnership enables financing of the big public investments in part by private funds. The project will create legal assumptions for PPP at the levels where those preconditions still do not exist. Since BiH aspires to join the EU, all legal solutions, the existing ones and the future ones will be harmonised with the EU legislation. In order to test the success of the project, it was foreseen to design and implement 2 pilot PPP projects (one in the FBiH, the other in the RS) to the extent possible, Ćuzulan pointed out.
He added that implementation of the project would consist of three 3 components: development of the legal framework for PPP, building of capacities and engagement of the private sector and promotion campaign, and that the main beneficiaries of the project are: the Ministry of Finance of the RS, the Ministry of Finance of the FBiH, the Directorate for Finance of the Brčko District, the Ministry of Transport and Communication of the FBiH, the Directorate for European Integration, the Commissions for Concessions of BiH, the FBiH and the RS, and the Commission for Public Private Partnership of the BD. As the indirect beneficiaries, he mentioned the ministries of trade at all the levels, the Agency for Promotion of Foreign Investments and others.
The project would cover three administration levels: the FBiH, the RS and the BD, duration of the project is 18 months, and the total value of the project BAM 2,877,059.25 with the VAT.
Ćuzulan said that the project “Strengthening Capacities for Strategic Planning and Policy Development – Phase II (SPPD II)” has the objective of further development of functional and sustainable evidence based systems of strategic planning related with budget planning and public policy development, at the level of the state, the entities and the Brčko District, which promote effectiveness, efficiency, accountability and support to the EU integration process. Through implementation of this project, building of capacities for ministries’ public policy development will be based on methodology recommended by the OECD / SIGMA and the EU. That methodology enabled the civil servants to have the possibility to define for the first time the problem with the focus on early consultations with the key actors, public policy option impact assessment, and monitoring and implementation assessment.
The main beneficiaries of this project are the institutions that would prepare, in accordance with their competences and the present regulations, the medium term and annual programmes of work of the CoM / the Governments, and/or coordinate and direct application of methodologies of strategic planning and policy development: the Ministry of Finance and Treasury of BiH, the Directorate for Economic Planning of BiH, the Secretariat General of the CoM BiH, the Ministry of Finance of the FBiH, the Secretariat General of the Government of the FBiH, the Ministry of Finance of the RS, the Secretariat General of the Government of the RS – the Cabinet of the Prime Minister of the RS and the Secretariat General of the Government of the BD BiH, the Institute for Development Programming of the FBIH, the Republic Secretariat for Legislation of the RS, the Directorate for Finance of the Government of the BD BiH and the Legislation Office of the Government of the BD BiH.
The results that would be achieved by the project: civil servants are trained in application of methodologies for strategic planning and public policy development, and they drafted the first set of documents where they applied the new methodologies; established organisation structure, the system of monitoring and reporting in the project beneficiary institutions, so it enables functional strategic planning and public policy development and the state, entity and the BD BiH agencies / civil service departments took the obligation of training civil servants in the field of strategic planning and policy development – incorporated in the training plans.
The project will be implemented at all four administration levels (the level of the CoM BiH, the FBiH, the RS and the BD BiH), and the period of implementation of the project is 30 months.
The value of this project is BAM 1,762,996.95, VAT included.
The projects will be financed from the Public Administration Reform Fund.